About Food for All Broward
Food for All Broward is an initiative to expand access to healthy foods for residents of all ages, abilities, cultural and economic backgrounds. By collaborating with local municipalities over the next year, the aim is to increase healthy eating options by co-developing policy and system changes that will facilitate healthier, thriving communities by strengthening and expanding the food system across Broward County.
Solution-Building through Food for All Broward
By working together, we can improve the health and quality of life of all residents through proven and creative ways that local governments have used across the country to make healthy foods more affordable and accessible.
About the Funder
The mission of Health Foundation of South Florida is to invest in and be a catalyst for collaborations, policy and systems change that improves the health of South Florida communities, with a focus on vulnerable, low to moderate income populations. Established in 1993, the nonprofit foudantion has awarded over $125 million to nonprofits providing programs and services in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information, visit hfsf.org and follow @HealthSFL.
About Food for All Broward
Food for All Broward is an initiative to expand access to healthy foods for residents of all ages, abilities, cultural and economic backgrounds. By collaborating with local jurisdictions over the next year, the aim is to strengthen the food system across Broward County by co-developing policy and system changes that will facilitate healthier, thriving communities.
There is a direct connection between the availability and access to healthy foods and diet-related conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The good news is that increasing access to healthy foods not only improves public health, but can spur economic development and neighborhood jobs in distressed communities.  Healthy food initiatives can increase employment in communities by providing jobs across the food system (from farm to table), attract foot traffic and other retail, provide workforce development and training opportunities, promote environmental sustainability and boost local economies.  By working together, we can improve the health and quality of life of all residents through proven and creative ways that local governments have used across the country to make healthy foods more affordable and accessible.
Solution-Building through Food for All Broward
Through Food for All Broward, education and technical assistance can be provided to some Broward County municipalities to develop and implement strategies to improve access to healthy foods in their communities. Municipalities will be assisted in identifying and implementing evidence-based food policy and system change options including farmer’s markets, healthy food zones, updating comprehensive plans and other strategies that have successfully helped communities close healthy food access gaps.
City of Lauderdale Lakes
Commissioner Beverly Williams of the City of Lauderdale Lakes supports Food for All Broward! Taking an active part in the City children’s garden, she works with local schools, community members and partners to educate the youth on growing fresh pesticide-free fruits and vegetables right in their backyard! The entire Lauderdale Lakes City Commission, including Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers who also signed the Mayor’s Pledge, actively support for healthy access to fruits and vegetables in their communities!
City of Miramar – Video Highlight
Listen to Trinity from Miramar Community Garden share her story on why she chose to become a community garden champion in the City of Miramar!
 The Reinvestment Fund. 2011. Healthy Food Financing at Work: Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative. Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
 Healthy Food Access Portal. http://www.healthyfoodaccess.org
Food for All Broward encourages cities to take proactive and bold leadership to expand access to healthy foods. By making a public commitment to promote access to healthy foods, mayors can play an important role in increasing awareness and building momentum for policies and initiatives that can promote community food security, equity, health, environmental sustainability, job creation, economic development, and more. Mayors are encouraged to sign the “Mayor’s Pledge,” promising to make your city a place where food is healthy, sustainable and affordable for all residents. Please encourage your mayor to sign the pledge today!
Two ways of sharing the information with your Mayor:
Join the Mayors that have signed the pledge!
Fort Lauderdale – Mayor Dean Trantalis
Lauderdale Lakes – Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers
Pembroke Pines – Frank C. Ortis
Pompano Beach – Mayor Lamar Fisher (2007-2018)
Stay tuned for future events…
The 2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Co-hosted by Feeding South Florida + Humana
The 2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit took a deep dive into the issue of food insecurity in South Florida, the resulting economic and health implications, and included solutions-driven break out sessions designed to collaboratively increase food access by strengthening the food system.
Food system-driven topics included:
Policy Solutions (Led by Urban Health Partnerships/ Food for All); Retail + Agriculture; Health + Wellness (Led by Humana); Technology (Led by Feeding America); Charitable Response
Food For All Broward Convening in Dania Beach
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Building Economic Development Through Food Access
By making a public commitment to promote access to healthy foods, mayors can play an important role in increasing awareness and building momentum for policies and initiatives that can promote community food security, equity, health, environmental sustainability, job creation, and economic development. Your mayor can sign the pledge by clicking here or downloading the pledge and emailing it to email@example.com.
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Food for All Fact Sheet
Food for All Broward is an initiative to expand access to healthy foods for residents of all ages, abilities, cultural and economic backgrounds. By collaborating with local jurisdictions over the next year, the aim is to increase healthy eating options by co-developing policy and system changes that will facilitate healthier, thriving communities by strengthening and expanding the food system across Broward County.
Food for All Broward: Preventable Diabetes and Food Deserts in Broward County
Policy changes that make healthier foods more available, accessible, and affordable for vulnerable residents living in food deserts and high diabetes ZIP codes in Broward County could greatly curtail future cases of diabetes. This fact sheet from Food for All Broward presents findings from our analysis of the relationship between diabetes and food deserts in the County. The confluence of diabetes and food deserts is clear: The majority (68%) of the County’s food deserts are located within high diabetes ZIP codes. Food deserts tend to cluster within clusters of high diabetes ZIP codes, mostly between I-95 and the Turnpike. The findings suggest that communities face inequities, particularly a lack of access to healthy foods, that contribute to increased risk of diabetes.
Food for All Broward: Policy Audit Assessment
Food for All Broward conducted a policy audit to understand the existing food policy landscape in 13 of the Food for All Broward focus jurisdictions. Three general categories of policy documents were collected and analyzed for each jurisdiction: Comprehensive plans, Master Plans and/or CRA Plans, and Ordinances. This fact sheet provides a summary of the policy audit findings for each municipality.
Free Food All Broward Technical Assistance
Through Food for All Broward, UHP will provide free technical assistance to participating municipalities to develop and implement policies to improve access to healthy foods in their communities. UHP will work closely with participating municipalities to identify and develop evidence-based food policy and system changes that have successfully assisted communities close healthy food access gaps. Any pending request should be received by October 31, 2018, and all will be completed by March 2019. All Technical Assistance requests will receive data and GIS mapping as back up for the selected healthy food policies and diet-related disease policies. Municipalities also may find this information useful for their future grant-making.
Food for All Kick-off Workshop Presentations 1/18/18
Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Relations, The Food Trust
Elsi Rose, LEED AP, Development Management Coordinator, City of Miramar
Michael Alpert, AICP, LEED AP, Principal Planner, City of Miramar
Anthony Olivieri, MURP, Founder, FHEED, LLC
Food for All Kick-off Workshop Presentations 5/23/18
-Presentation on Municipal Food Policy Audit by Anthony Olivieri,
Food for Health, Environment, Economy, and Democracy (FHEED)
Other Helpful Resources
The Food Trust
The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit that works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. The website features useful fact sheets, case studies, videos and reports.
Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities Toolkit (PDF)
This toolkit is geared towards local food policy councils and local food advocates—those who have identified a challenge or opportunity within their community’s food system and want to make an impact through policy change. The toolkit provides a starting place to understand the basic legal concepts surrounding local food systems, develop a base of knowledge about the main policy areas, and discover examples and innovations from other localities.
Healthy Food Access Portal
The Healthy Food Access Portal brings together the rapidly growing body of research, best practices, resources, and policy information for community members, practitioners, advocates, entrepreneurs, and others who are committed to ensuring that all communities have equitable access to healthy, quality, affordable food.
Healthy Food Policy Project
The Healthy Food Policy Project features a curated, searchable database of innovative local healthy food policies, a crosswalk of local laws and policies, organized by food system category and type of law, and case studies that showcase healthy food policy initiatives around the country.